The Perfect Party

July’s Perfect Party

This month, we celebrate persistence in all its forms, from Brittney Griner to...Ice Cube?

07/01/2013 By Catherine Matusow Illustrations by Charlie Powell

Ice House

Action Item: Houston Needs Its Song

Given all the great songwriters Houston has inspired over the past hundred years, surely someone must have produced the song, right?

07/01/2013 By John Lomax

Sports

Girl Fight

A Houston Roller Derby aficionado demystifies the hard-hitting sport.

06/21/2013 By Erika Vazquez

Recommendations

Seven Dates Under $20

Want to take your significant other on the town without breaking the bank? Not to worry: Houstonia has you covered.

06/17/2013 By Katherine Morris and Erika Vazquez

Houstonia 101

What’s in a (Street) Name?

Houston’s street names are nothing short of a linguistic minefield. Can you pronounce them all?

06/01/2013

HIV/AIDS

Epidemic of Silence

Is the HIV/AIDS epidemic over, or have we just stopped paying attention?

06/01/2013 By Michael Hardy Photography by Alyssa Orr

Bayougraphy

Into the Deep

Deborah Mouton, poet, shows us the road to honesty and confrontation, paved with pencils.

06/01/2013 By Peter Holley Photography by Charles Ford

Elements of Style

Stand Up Straight

The personal style of Galveston-born singer-songwriter Brandon West.

06/01/2013 By Alex Gilbert Photography by Felix Sanchez

A Fable

The Prince and the Bakery

The story behind the medieval castle—moat, dungeon and all—in Bellville, TX.

06/01/2013 By John Lomax

The Perfect Party

Contradictions: from Macklemore to Orbit

This month's Perfect Party: five people with whom we’d like to spoon in June.

06/01/2013 By Catherine Matusow

Poets Laureate

In the Company of Gwen

Gwendolyn Zepeda, poetry and po’boys at Jimmy’s.

06/01/2013 By Catherine Matusow

Lone Star College

Maida in Houston

Of terrorism and terroir.

06/01/2013 By Peter Holley

Classical Music

A Farewell Toast

Maestro Hans Graf ends his 12 seasons as music director of the Houston Symphony with Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony

05/17/2013 By Michael Hardy

The De Menils

Slow Dancing with the Muse

William Middleton landed a contract to write a biography of John & Dominique de Menil in 2002. After more than a decade and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of supplemental fundraising in support of the project, there’s still no book. What happened?

04/29/2013 By John Lomax

Perfect Party

Taylor Swift, the NRA, and a Dog Whisperer

The people we’d most like at our dinner table this month.

04/29/2013 Illustrations by Charlie Powell By Alese Pickering

Essay

Strip Search

God and Man on Boone Road.

04/25/2013 By Peter Holley

H-Town Diary

Fiesta Patrias

Sometimes, home is where the groceries are.

04/25/2013 By Javier O. Huerta

Bayougraphy

Setting the Bar

A chat with Carolyn Wenglar, dowager queen of Houston nightlife.

04/25/2013 By John Lomax

Women in Combat

Don’t Ask, Compel

How Washington cemetery views the sea change in Washington, DC.

04/25/2013 By John Lomax

Poop Cruise

That Ship Cray

A Katy native was aboard the Carnival Triumph's fateful voyage—and lived to tell the tale .

04/25/2013 By Catherine Matusow